Yaxchilán: A Remote and Beautiful Mayan City in Chiapas, Mexico
There’s something beautifully mystifying about a location that’s so estranged from society that you feel like you’re being transported back in time. This is the feeling you get in the Mayan city of Yaxchilán in the southern part of Mexico. Symbolically meaning “green stones”, Yaxchilán is located on the southern most part of Mexico along the Usumacinta River, bordering Guatemala. It is only accessible by boat because of its remote location. Yaxchilán is completely removed from modernity and technology, but is full of expansive green landscapes deep within the Chiapas jungle. Yaxchilán is also the home to picturesque waterfalls, canyons, rivers, and old pasture lands.
The Mayan history of Yaxchilán makes the city even more intriguing to the common visitor. The Mayan city still has reminiscences of ancient Mayan culture in the form of archaeological ruins and sacred Mayan temples. One can explore intricate mural paintings, ceramic materials, and old terraces built of stone. Visiting the Chiapas region of the southern most part of Mexico can be an utterly enchanting, and not to mention unique experience, for both Mexicans and international visitors from all over the world.